Monday, October 11, 2004

By The Numbers

From September's Harpers Index:
"Funds allocated for Iraq’s water programs to be spent on U.S. embassy operating costs : $85,500,000
Number of the 50 airstrikes targeting Iraq’s leadership during the invasion last year that hit their target : 0
Minimum number of ex-senior government officials who have worked for a major U.S. defense contractor since 1997 : 176
Chance that one of them was a member of Congress who became a registered lobbyist : 1 in 4
Minimum number of Congress members Sun Myung Moon claims attended his March coronation as the “King of Peace” : 20
Number of Congress members present at the June transfer of power from Coalition military forces to the Iraqi government : 0
Chance that a U.S. man says that threatening “to shoot” detainees is sometimes an acceptable way to get information : 1 in 2
Secret access code to the computer controls of the U.S. nuclear-tipped missile arsenal between 1968 and 1976 : 00000000"

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